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My Brother is Making a Netbook



netbooksWell, not really. I don’t have a brother. But just about every manufacturer who has already been in the Netbook market is coming out with guess what? A new Netbook. So, if I had a brother I’m sure he’d be making one too. Yes, they are all scheduled to be announced at CES, and many will all be touting the new Intel N450 processor, some will be sporting the NVida Ion, and they all will talk about great battery life and better processing power.

The jury seems to be out on better processing power, but so far in early hands on reviews, battery life is improved. But beyond that (and I’m not poo-pooing the improvements here) these are the same Netbooks we’ve all grown accustomed to. Asus, Dell, Toshiba, HP, Lenovo, Samsung, MSI, and more will be in the mix and they will all want you to buy their new Netbook. The original appeal is still there for those who haven’t taken the Netbook plunge yet, but the real question to be answered will center on whether current Netbook adopters will go for seconds.

In the run up to CES 2010 we’re seeing so many pre-CES announcements it is enough to make us dizzy. (Intel says we’ll see 80 different Netbooks running Pine Trail next year.) But here’s a run down from some other sites about some of what’s just around the corner. I’m sure we’ll see more as everyone and his brother gets skin in the game. It’s almost as exciting as everyone and his sister coming out with a Tablet. But then that’s a post for tomorrow.

  1. Liliputing: Meet the New Pine Trail Netbooks
  2. jkOnTheRun on the MSI Wind lineup.
  3. jkkmobile on the Lenovo S10-3T with multi-touch.

Picture via Liliputing



  1. Sumocat

    12/22/2009 at 8:43 pm

    Warner, I’m so disappointed. The line is “everyone and his brother are…” so a more proper headline would be “My brother and I are…” Tsk, tsk.

    Or were you just avoiding a full repeat of my use of the line last year?

  2. Warner Crocker

    12/22/2009 at 9:09 pm

    Not avoiding, not paying attention, and nursing a cold from shoveling too much snow.

  3. Sumocat

    12/22/2009 at 9:18 pm

    I hear that. I was fortunate to end my head cold before I hit the snow. Going to be stiff and sore through Christmas though.

  4. GoodThings2Life

    12/23/2009 at 6:57 am

    They’re selling like hot-cakes and yet I still never see them when I’m out and about. I have to assume that either people literally just want something cute to play with on the couch while they watch TV, etc… or they get them, realize how impractical they are at what they want to do, and move on. Aside from tech-junkies like you guys that seem to find value in them, of course. Personally, I never have.

    My HP 2730p tablet is about as small a screen/screen-resolution as I could stand to go, and everyone I work with is older so I always get the “I want a big monitor” request… then I get complaints about the screen resolution being too high, lol. 20″ monitor at 1024×768 = UGLY * INSANE

    Anyway, hope you feel better, Warner!

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